Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Very good, very cheap, natural, aluminum-free deodorant

I have tried every single kind of 'natural' deodorant out there and every single one has failed Arizona weather in a tank top. I don't mind a little perspiration, but I don't want to be "that stinky girl". Finally on a whim I mixed a little baking soda with some water and used that. Lo and Behold, it's the best stuff out there by a mile. Even better, after using it for about 2 weeks, I've found that I really only need to put it on once or twice a week. I don't wear polyester, so I can't tell you if it would hold up to that test, someone else will have to report on that. You might be thinking...gross, it must feel like sand in your armpits and leave white marks everywhere... Nope!
Here's how I do it:
Mix a small amount (quarter teaspoon maybe) of baking soda with just enough water to make it liquidy, not pasty (a couple of drops), mix it up with your finger, apply. I mix it in a tupperware container, so if there's extra I can save it for another day. Adjust amount of baking soda as needed.

Old annual cost of trying out new deodorants: about $20
New annual cost of deodorant: about 35 cents


silverstarsanctuary said...

Excellent! Thanks for the tip. I will have to try it because I have tried a lot of the natural ones as well and in the summer they just don't work.

maventheavenger aka jamie said...

Small world. I just started wearing baking soda myself. My friend made a fuzzy fabric pad that we use to dust it on our armpits. Do you find that wet works better?

rachelbess said...

I think that wet may make less of a mess and help you use less baking soda and still get an even coat... but I've never tried dry. :)